Lisa Staunton


Basic Science

Lisa received her PhD from the National University of Ireland Maynooth in 2011 where her project was focused on the proteomic profiling of animal models of myotonia and motor neuron disease. In 2012 she moved to the University College Dublin to take up a post-doctoral research fellow position funded by the Health Research Board (HRB) of Ireland. The aims of the project are to identify the protein expression profiles of morphologically discrete foci in prostate cancer using a clinically focused strategy for discovery of biomarkers. The distinct regions of cancer foci in tissue are isolated by laser capture microdissection and proteomic profiling undertaken by label-free LC-MS/MS. This will support the analysis of cross-talk between epithelial and stromal regions and how this may change during the progression of prostate cancer. More recently, in an exciting collaboration between this project and the PCF Mazzonne Award project we will seek to undertake proteomic analysis to complement the transcriptomic studies being undertaken.